Rich Neumeyer’s Event Journal

Larf 092313
Sunday June 19, 2011 / 11:00am
The Fantastic Santa Monica Race
3 tickets
General Admission

How was your experience?

Clear I hated it I didn't like it It was OK I liked it I loved it!
If you are into arcane, oblique type mind games this may be the ticket for you. We were, up to a point, but the edge or thrill of navigating ourselves around Santa Monica and Venice was actually detracted from by the clues. I suggested my 20 year old son and 16 year old daughter go with me on this jaunt for Fathers would be fun. It was up to a point. The pursuit portion adds a dimension to just plan walking around Venice and Santa Monica again and made that activity fun. That's gotten to be a tired old activity and I knew the shift in viewpoint would make the outing more enjoyable...and it did, that's why I gave it the 3 stars. But the clues and the organization of the activity took away from the experience. At the end it was way more interesting to just go have lunch and enjoy the activities and shopping on the 3rd Street Promenade than to make our way back to the finish line. Thank God for Goldstar, had I paid full price for this I would have been arguing for a refund.